Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Broken Wings And Falling Engines...  
User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Has a wing ever snapped in flight? I noticed that during heavy turbulance, the wing moves a lot, and I know this is tested and designed to flex, but has a wing ever snapped, either in its entirety, or just the end part?

As for engines - has an a/c ever lost an engine in flight because of turbulance?

9 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3363 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

An El-Al 747 cargo plane lost a engine prior to the Bijmer-crash in Amsterdam (1992 or something). I don't know if it had to do with turbulence, I believe not.


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

wasn't that due to fatigue/corosion in the engine mounting pins?


"We are the warrior race-Tough men in the toughest sport." Brian Noble, Head Coach, Great Britain Rugby League.
User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

Early Lockheed Electra's suffered from wing loss during flight as a result of resonance from the engines etc.




English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

so there are no reported cases of it happening recently?

User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3363 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

You're right Trident3. I got this from http://www.aviation-safety.net


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The design and certification of the B747 pylon was found to be inadequate to provide the required level of safety. Furthermore the system to ensure structural integrity by inspection failed. This ultimately caused - probably initiated by fatigue in the inboard midspar fuse-pin - the no.3 pylon and engine to separate from the wing in such a way that the no.4 pylon and engine were torn off, part of the leading edge of the wing was damaged and the use of several systems was lost or limited. This subsequently left the flight crew with very limited control of the airplane. Because of the marginal controllability a safe landing became highly improbable, if not virtually impossible."



Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineZbeeblebrox74 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

BOAC Flt 911, March 5th, 1966. Sideswiped inflight by 7.5G mountain wave nr Mt Fuji, Japan. Right wing snapped in half + all four engines torn off.

zb74


User currently offlineRick From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

I used to fly on Delta's DC-8's back in the mid 70's a lot when I was a kid, and I used to love sitting over/behind the wing, because the wings on those planes would really move up and down a lot. The engines roared and made a ton of noise which I liked as well.

User currently offlineCO 757 200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

I know the 737 1 and 200 series engines are designed to where they will seperate under certain circumstances, but whether they'll come off automatically or intentially I'm not sure.

User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

I once read on the NTSB web site about a JAL 747 that lost an engine in turbulance and had to land in alaska.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
RR GE And PW Engines posted Tue Apr 18 2006 04:31:58 by Ydahman
Successors Of The CFM56 And V2500 Engines? posted Thu Jan 5 2006 18:00:12 by 1337Delta764
Fourth Generation 737 To Offer IAE And CFM Engines posted Sun Jun 12 2005 15:09:37 by Jet-lagged
Broken Wings On Soon On History Channel posted Sun Feb 6 2005 07:48:53 by COAMiG29
747 And 777 Engines posted Thu Jan 20 2005 06:22:37 by KDHawaii777
AF And GE Engines. posted Fri Dec 3 2004 19:08:25 by Dakotasport
AviationWeek And 380 Engines posted Mon Jun 7 2004 22:17:48 by Blackbird1331
Cargolux: Why Both GE And RR Engines? posted Sun Jun 6 2004 03:01:24 by PanAm330
Boeing Twins And Their Engines posted Thu May 6 2004 20:37:38 by Rkmcswain
AF And RR Engines... posted Fri Apr 30 2004 22:16:25 by WhyNotTu204